On a night when one Philadelphia 76ers All-Star returned, they lost another one.
Ben Simmons left the game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday (AEDT) in the second quarter with what the team called right shoulder soreness and did not return.
The All-Star point guard suffered the shoulder injury in the first quarter.
With 8:13 left in the quarter, he received an entry pass in the high post. He spun to his right to make a move. His right shoulder banged into defender Royce O'Neale.
After the contact, Simmons held his shoulder and tried to shake it off. He wore what looked like a heating pad on it while on the bench after checking out late in the quarter.
Simmons checked back into the game with 6:56 left in the half. However, he checked himself out of the game during a break in action at the 5:20 mark, walking straight to the locker room. Before leaving the game, Simmons had a tough time moving his right arm.
He had two points on 1-of-2 shooting to go with two assists and a rebound in 10 minutes of action. Simmons came into the game averaging 15.0 points, 7.7 assists and 6.2 rebounds.
Two-time All-Star center Joel Embiid returned against the Jazz after serving a two-game suspension for fighting Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns on October 30.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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